More about survival than about capturing any ships (as you're flying a TIE Fighter). It's also an oddball - basically, Mission #4 of a battle that doesn't exist (was lost or never finished). Also has references to flying an A-9... All that aside, a pretty solid mission.
An enjoyable, and pretty simple mission - made tricky as you are flying a shielded craft - a good mission to hone your dog-fighting skills on, and worthy of a replay on a higher setting to explore this mission more fully.
Fairly difficult on hard, as the enemy fighters have missiles and specifically target you. Ended up dodging missiles and hugging the ISDs just to stay alive, while the allied fighters conducted the disable and capture mission.
Well paced, lasts about 12 minutes. Action packed from the beginning. Flying in a shieldless T/F but with ample support. You never feel that the odds are overwhelming or lopsided. At the same time, you need to be quick inn shooting down the enemy starfighters. Funnily enough, I completed it on my first attempt and went for another try to improve the score. It took 7 more attempts to manage to complete it again. Deaths included getting missiles down, getting shot down, getting rammed by an X-Wing. Getting Rammed by an A-Wing. Getting rammed by a fellow T/F. Getting rammed by the Calamari Cruiser... (or more like I rammed him! with little success). Solid, enjoyable mission. Though you will find yourself focusing on the starfighters without paying much attention to all the capture operation (especially since you don't have any shields). Fell a bit short of the High Score, but at least it looks achievable unlike most of the missions.
Briefing lists A-9 as player ship, but you fly a TIE Fighter.
(of available records)
|2||27,775||LC Westric Davalorn||2022-07-07|
|3||26,986||COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan||2003-10-13|
|7||23,324||AD Ranthier Khaen||2003-06-17|
|8||22,108||COL Locke Setzer||2023-10-25|
|9||19,493||LC Kyle Kroan||2013-02-03|
|10||18,049||COL Phalk Sturm||2021-05-14|
This battle has been flown by 78 pilots a total of 82 times.
GN Abel Malik - 2004-08-20
HA Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2019-08-09
AD Apophis Kuma - 2004-12-19
COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2003-10-13
COL Bilbo - 2003-01-20
GN Coranel Both - 2016-10-15
LCM Dan-Elin - 2016-10-10
AD Darksaber - 2002-12-23
GN Elwood the Brave - 2013-11-24
CM Fahrer - 2005-05-03
RA Genie - 2020-04-06
CPT Great Griffin - 2004-12-07
LT Hera Storm - 2023-06-21
MAJ Hunter - 2002-08-16
MAJ Kazraran - 2023-01-11
LC Kyle Kroan - 2013-02-03
MAJ Landon Cruise - 2014-02-18
COL Locke Setzer - 2023-10-25
GN Mark Schueler - 2017-06-07
LCM Mateusz - 2004-06-04
LC Michael Emrys - 2020-09-20
CM Michael LeRoy - 2016-10-15
LT Mirei Seppen - 2019-11-28
CM Nova Discordia - 2023-06-20
HA Pete Mitchell - 2018-06-01
COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-05-14
FA Pickled Yoda - 2003-11-30
AD Ranthier Khaen - 2003-06-17
LC Savageaz - 2003-10-15
AD TK-2107 - 2005-05-01
GN Triji Boliv - 2022-05-26
CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-08-01
LC Westric Davalorn - 2 times, last on 2023-06-05
CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-09-16
COL Wysseri Arestar - 2002-12-13
FA Xavier Sienar - 2016-06-04
Required patches ---------------- * none Installation instructions -------------------------- 1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle 2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc. 3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game 4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle THESE LEVELS ARE NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. ELEMENTS TM & (c) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY.